Friday, March 12, 2004
Southwest phenomena at The Anomalist
On Feb 21 200 motorists in the Las Vegas area were suddenly locked out of their cars - EMF experiments from nearby military facilities?
New book on the Phoenix Lights incident in March 1997. This is interesting to me because my girlfriend and I saw similar lights on January 7 of the same year here in Cottonwood AZ, 100 miles north of Phoenix.
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Thursday, March 11, 2004
Ridiculously draconian media indecency bill passes House by overwhelming majority
I've pretty much given up commenting on politics by shutting down my other blog, but this can't pass without note at least.
Nor do I think ETA or al Qaeda had anything to do with the tragic bombings in Spain. It's just too much like the bombings in the days before Putin's "election" and the suspicions many of us have about 9/11 and the neocons etc..
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How the bookselling landscape has mutated in the last 10 years
When USA TODAY began its Best-Selling Books list 10 years ago, books weren't sold on the Internet, J.K. Rowling was a struggling, unknown writer, and Oprah Winfrey had yet to become publishing's darling.Fiction accounts for 72f best sellers now, as opposed to 59n 1994.
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It's fun to watch the media (not to mention Hollywood) trying to figure out Johnny Depp
Few actors' careers have been as delightful to watch.
Here's a better interview from around the time of Sleepy Hollow.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Sucker for cozy catastrophe file:
The first big climate change film of the millennium: The Day After Tomorrow
With timely link to Future Forests for a CarbonNeutral World.
Mmmm . . . my baby's carbonNeutral.
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First Heinlein novel For Us, The Living -- "lost for 60 years" -- found and published
Less a traditional commercial novel than philosophical fiction, it has value for its prophecies and for the light it sheds on Heinlein's other books. One reason he refused to publish the novel later in his career was that he used it as a source for ideas and events that appeared in his subsequent work, including "Stranger in a Strange Land," "Starship Troopers" and the story "If This Goes On . . . ."
Although the book has didactic elements it also allowed him to make predictions about everything from the invention of the "telautograph" (a way of leaving phone messages) to man walking on the Moon. He also foresaw a revolution in sexual freedom, publicly owned banks and a united Europe with a common currency. One prediction was particularly dire: in 2003 a surprise aerial attack destroys Manhattan and nearly 80 percent of the population.
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Monday, March 08, 2004
R.I.P. Spalding Gray
I was a fan going back to seeing Swimming to Cambodia (the movie) in Manhattan back in the mid 80s. Even got to see him perform The Terrors of Pleasure in Saugerties NY in '88 I think. His more recent stuff I wasn't so fond of, but he was always interesting, and I liked him a lot.
I knew from his novel Impossible Vacation and reading about him that his mom had committed suicide.
Sad to think of that lofi poster for Cambodia, with his head bobbing in "water", now.
Thanks for everything Spalding. You'll be missed.
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